SOURCE: OfficeDrop

June 14, 2010 07:59 ET

Get Text Searchable Paper Documents Into Google Docs With OfficeDrop

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  OfficeDrop, the award winning scanning service and online document management company, announced today a new product feature that will allow customers to automatically get their paper scanned and into Google Docs as text-searchable PDFs. By linking an OfficeDrop account with a Google Apps account, Google Docs becomes a hassle free way to manage paper.

"The adoption of Google Apps has been nothing short of amazing," said Prasad Thammineni, OfficeDrop founder and CEO. "But, as Google Apps users ourselves, we know how hard it is to get text-searchable scans of paper and other files into your Google Account. Now that you can link your OfficeDrop account with Google Docs, OfficeDrop can do the scanning and users can take advantage of text-searchable PDFs in Google Apps."

OfficeDrop's customers send paper documents to OfficeDrop in pre-paid envelopes and boxes. OfficeDrop then scans and uploads the files to a secure online document management portal that is both a search engine and organizational tool for paper and digital files. When OfficeDrop folders or files are linked to Google Docs, the documents are automatically uploaded to Google Docs as text searchable PDFs.

This is a powerful collaboration tool for offices that struggle with the location and exchange of information, especially since the OfficeDrop system makes everything searchable by adding OCR (optical character recognition) to any document uploaded to the OfficeDrop document management system. Google Docs does not provide OCR for non-text rich files, but OfficeDrop makes files text searchable, so any documents sent to Google Docs from OfficeDrop can then be searched effectively.

With this new feature OfficeDrop hopes to change the way offices deal with paper by providing them with a bridge between their physical document stores and the online Google application they already use for digital files. Offices already working digitally can use OfficeDrop as a simple way to add text-searchability before uploading to a Google Docs account.

To start porting paper documents into Google Docs, sign up for OfficeDrop through the Google Apps Marketplace, ( or on OfficeDrop's website.

About OfficeDrop

OfficeDrop is a web-based document management and document scanning service that helps small businesses manage paper and digital documents. OfficeDrop acts like a search engine for paper that quickly organizes paper and electronic materials online so information can be found in an instant, whenever and wherever it is needed. The affordable service helps businesses save time and money, and enables them to be more environmentally friendly by reducing paper use. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, OfficeDrop was founded in 2007 and has won awards such as AlwaysOn Global 250 and MITX Technology Awards. To learn about bulk document scanning into Google Docs visit For more information, visit

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